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Why This Flu Season Might Be the Worst In a Decade, According to Doctors

January 17, 2020

From the Prevention website

From the CDC website

Experts say it’s shaping up to be the worst flu season we’ve seen in a decade. As of right now, at least 2,900 people have died of the flu this season, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and flu activity is “widespread” in the country.

Flu season officially began in October and, since then, the CDC has estimated that at least 6.4 million people have gotten the flu, while 55,000 have been hospitalized with the illness. That’s a lot for this part of the season, says William Schaffner, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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